2011 Annual Report

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  • Home
    • To help the world grow the food it needs that's the mission of The Mosaic Company. We believe in it. It inspires our decisions. But fulfilling that mission and achieving our success doesn't just happen...

  • Letter to Shareholders
    • Over the 30 years of my career in agriculture, the visibility and appreciation for Mosaic's mission has increased dramatically. Agriculture is entering a new green revolution, emerging as one of the global...

  • Financial Highlights
    • To help the world grow the food it needs that's the mission of The Mosaic Company. We believe in it. It inspires our decisions. But fulfilling that mission and achieving our success doesn't just happen...

  • Best Crop Nutrition
    Company
    • Our goal is to be globally known as the best crop nutrition company. Achieving this recognition takes ambition and accountability to the stakeholders...

  • Potash and Phosphate
    • Our core values of sustainability and safety, combined with our portfolio of phosphate and potash, our financial strength and our unparalleled global reach help us to achieve our goal of being recognized as the best...

  • Customers and Suppliers
    • Every day, we strive to deliver what our customers value most integrity, reliability, flexibility and a deep knowledge of what they need to succeed.

  • Operational Excellence
    • Achieving our goals means achieving higher levels of performance, every day.

  • Global Strength
    • Unlocking the opportunities of a global market takes real-time insights the kind you only get from having your own presence in the world's major agricultural...

  • Sustainable Practices
    • True stewardship of our environment and our communities means maximizing the benefits we can obtain today, while developing solutions for...

  • Leadership Teams
    • James T. Prokopanko, James "Joc" O'Rourke, Linda K. Thrasher, Gary "Bo" N. Davis, Richard N. McLellan, Norman B. Beug, Lawrence W. Stranghoener, Richard L. Mack, Cindy C. Redding

  • Financial Review
    • Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, Consolidated Statements of Earnings...

Optimizing our production levels and product delivery is only part of the story. A closer look at our distribution network reveals a highly effective platform for extending our agronomic expertise and innovation throughout the world.

Few growing regions better illustrate the strength of this platform than Brazil. Brazil has an agricultural diversity unmatched by any other region. In Brazil, crop nutrient requirements vary based on the type of crop grown, the region where it's produced and the age of the plant.

Mosaic's Brazilian agronomy team and sales teams conduct a detailed analysis each growing season for the top crops in the country, carefully balancing all of these variables. For each crop, their analysis must factor in:

  • how many hectares farmers will plant
  • what kind of fertilization rates will be applied
  • when farmers will apply crop nutrients

The composite picture this creates helps us forecast seasonal demand for phosphates and potash based on shifts in these trends and drives our product-blending decisions to meet the needs of the market. In Brazil, Mosaic generates approximately 1,000 customized crop nutrient blends that address the specific needs of each crop by type, age of plant and growing region in the country.